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David Beckham by numbers: Is No 77 the latest addition to star's collection?
Published : 11 Jan 2011 13:16:32
David Beckham dropped a major hint that he will wear the No 77 if his proposed loan move to Spurs goes through after he was pictured sporting the number on his first day in training with the club. Beckham famously wore the No 7 shirt at Manchester United, inheriting the squad number from his idol Eric Cantona, after starting with the No 10, and soon making it his own on England duty. Numbers game: David Beckham trains for Tottenham wearing what could be his new squad number, should he sign for the club It became an iconic part of 'Brand Beckham', with millions of supporters across the world snapping up merchandise with 'Beckham 7' branded on the back of shirts. His move to Real Madrid forced a change, however, with Beckham switching to No 23, the number adorned by his hero Michael Jordan, and with the No 7 shirt occupied by Bernabeu hero Raul. Wear it all began: Starting as Manchester United's No 10, Beckham later went on to occupy the famous No 7 shirt, as he did for England The midfielder proudly paraded his new shirt in Spain and he went on to keeping the squad number, even having it etched into his car seats, when he moved on to Los Angeles Galaxy. But when he joined AC Milan on loan in for his first stint in Italy, he had to reverse his favoured number to 32 but still proved a popular choice with the supporters. All change: Beckham's arrival at Real Madrid prompted 'Brand Beckham' to switch to the No 23 And on Tuesday it appeared he will have a new number to add to his collection, wearing a Tottenham Hotspur training hat with '77' printed on the front, beside to the club's emblem, and on his shorts. How long before he is paraded with the shirt? Keeping up appearances: Beckham continued to wear No 23 at Los Angeles Galaxy but had to settle for No 32 during his loan spell at AC Milan Tottenham's new No 77? Redknapp vows to chase deal as Becks trains with squadPaybeck time! Beckham prepared to take wage cut to land Tottenham dealEXCLUSIVE: First Becks, now Neville! Tottenham line up shock Everton raidAll the latest Tottenham news, features and opinion Explore more:People: David Beckham Places: Spain, United Kingdom, Italy